Good Morning, Quilters!
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, football, and fixins’!
And I hope you had a chance to slip away from the commotion to stitch one of our Honeycomb variations?
Today, we are going to add a festive note to the Honeycomb with The Snowflake Ornament.
How to Machine Quilt Snowflake Ornaments
This motif, like all the Honeycomb motifs, is a great background fill and is the combination of two motifs, the Honeycomb and The Snowflake. (Both patterns can be found in More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3, pages 134 and 42.)
Begin with The Honeycomb motif.
After the quilt is filled with the Honeycomb pattern, it’s time to add a Snowflake.
Begin stitching the Snowflake at the top of any row. Stitch a straight line into the center of the Honeycomb and stop.
Stitch an angled line to the upper left and back again to the center.
Stitch a horizontal line to the left and back again.
Stitch down and to the left.
Next, stitch a long line–past the center–to the upper right.
Stitch back to the center.
Stitch the last leg of the snowflake by stitching at a downward angle and back to the center.
Stitch a straight line down through the bottom of the first Honeycomb and into the next to begin the next motif in the row.
REFINING THE SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT MOTIF
As you are stitching the Honeycomb, leave a small space between the rows to create a gap. This allows the second pass –the Snowflake–to slip through without stitching over any other rows of stitching–much neater!
Likewise, when stitching the Snowflake, try not to stitch over any previous line of stitching.
CREATING MORE OOMPH
Wouldn’t this be great as a table runner topped with a crystal bowl filled with green ornaments!?
WINTER IS UPON US
Unfortunately, stitching the Snowflake seemed to move Mother Nature. It is snowing in Minnesota!
What about YOU?
Have YOU tried the Honeycomb or Hosta Leaves yet?
Are YOU ready for winter?
Are YOU ready for Christmas and Hanukkah?
Did YOU score any sewing related Cyber Monday gifts?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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